WordPress Plugins

We have built and maintain quite a few WordPress plugins, read the latest on those plugins and other WordPress plugins here!

Road to Yoast SEO 3.0

18 November 2015 by Taco Verdonschot » - 28 Comments

Yoast SEO 3.0

It all started long, long ago in a town far, far away (from most of you) when Joost came up with a major improvement for our Yoast SEO plugin. “Imagine”, he said, “imagine that you’d no longer have to wait for your post to be finished and saved to analyze the content. Imagine that changes »

Yoast SEO 3.0

18 November 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 301 Comments

Yoast SEO 3.0

We’ve just released Yoast SEO 3.0. This release includes real time content analysis, the “upgrade” of our snippet preview to a snippet editor, an upgrade to how we handle categories and tags and an integration with Onpage.org. And that’s just the headline features. Since the “creation” of Yoast SEO as a plugin, we’ve not done »

Category: General SEO

Local SEO: using our store locator

11 November 2015 by Arjan Snaterse » - 6 Comments

How to use the store locator of the Yoast Local SEO plugin

In our previous post about local SEO, we explained how to set up local landing pages for your site. In this post we’re going to highlight one of the other features of our Local SEO plugin: the store locator. A helpful tool for your visitors The store locator isn’t something that will directly help your site’s »

Categories: Usability & Conversion, WordPress

YoastSEO.js design decisions

4 November 2015 by Omar Reiss »

Yoast SEO plugin

In the upcoming 3.0 release of Yoast SEO (for WordPress), we’re moving the entire content analysis from the server to the client side. This way our users can get instant feedback on the content they’re writing, while they’re writing it. In the past six months we’ve been working hard on a JavaScript library called YoastSEO.js »

Yoast vlog: green bullets for our posts?

27 October 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

green bullets for your post - how does yoast do it

When optimizing your site, you’re likely to run into the same issues as we do, when optimizing yoast.com. That’s why we decided to show you how we deal with some challenges of our own in our new series How does Yoast do it? We love to share our insights and hopefully make your lives easier as well! In this first video we’ll show how we deal »

Category: Content SEO

Local SEO: setting up landing pages

22 October 2015 by Arjan Snaterse »

setting up landing pages for your site with the Local SEO plugin

Our Local SEO plugin helps you to be found by patients or customers in your neighborhood. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great functionalities, we’ll publish some posts on how to use the plugin best. We’ll most probably even reveal some possibilities you didn’t know about! In this post we’ll tell you how to use the plugin to set up »

Category: WordPress

Yoast SEO: Developer Beta

8 October 2015 by Omar Reiss »

Yoast SEO plugin

Today we’re releasing a developer beta for the upcoming release of Yoast SEO for WordPress, containing the long anticipated real time content analysis functionality. The release is provisionally scheduled for november 2nd and will include native support for shortcodes. At the same time we had to break backwards compatibility for multiple filters. That means we really »

Ask Yoast: do I need to optimize all of my product pages?

30 September 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments


In the series ‘Ask Yoast’ we answer your SEO related question. Submit your question by sending an email to ask@yoast.com and you might get a personal answer on video! Today’s SEO question comes from Gude Hudson-Gool from Kent. She is wondering: “In my online shop, should I aim to get the SEO ‘green light’ on each individual »

Category: Content SEO

Google Analytics by Yoast: Free vs Premium

1 September 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 11 Comments

google analytics free vs premium

We have two versions of our Google Analytics by Yoast plugin: a free and a premium version. We’ve had some questions about the difference between the two. And while we can mention the additional features the premium version offers, this doesn’t explain how those premium features could benefit you. So in this post I’ll explain the difference between »

Categories: Analytics, WordPress

Yoast SEO: announcing breaking API Changes

26 August 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Yoast SEO plugin

As we announced a while back, we’re working on real time content analysis functionality for Yoast SEO. While we wanted to preserve backwards compatibility, we’ve come to the conclusion that we won’t be able to for some filters. This means that some themes and plugins, who integrate with our page analysis functionality, will need to be updated. We »